When Summer Hits I Think Of The Beach!

Posted: June 13, 2011 in Opinion

Here is a list of some of the BEST beaches in the USA. [Great American Beach Towns]

Ogunquit, Maine 


The sand: Three and a half miles of white-sand beaches on a long hook of land, separated from the mainland by the mouth of the Ogunquit River.



Mexico Beach, Florida 


The sand: Around these three miles of confectioners’-sugar sands, you’ll see bald eagles, sea turtles, dolphins—and only a few footprints.



Newport, Rhode Island 


The sand: Beaches for every budget, from exclusive clubs to free, secluded spots on Aquidneck Island.



Folly Beach, South Carolina 


The sand: A six-mile barrier island with room for surfers, beachcombers, and shellfish aficionados, 15 minutes south of Charleston.



Saugatuck, Michigan 


The sand: Dunes that will remind you of Cape Cod, and khaki beaches that mimic Malibu—right in the heart of the Midwest.



Coral BaySt. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 


The sand: There are more than 40 beaches on the island—many protected by a national park—with hiking trails to nearly all of ’em.



Port Aransas, Texas 


The sand: An 18-mile stretch of beaches, marinas, and seafood shacks on the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll find “Port A” (pop. 3,300) at the tip of Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi.



Santa Cruz, California 


The sand: You’ve struck gold in the Golden State, with 29 miles of beaches and a seaside amusement park.



Jekyll Island, Georgia 


The sand: A barrier island with ten miles of dune-swept beaches, a Prince of Tides feel, and 63 holes of golf.



Cannon Beach, Oregon 


The sand: Four miles of Pacific Northwest grandeur, with towering rocks, tidal pools, forests, and waterfalls, all connected by soft stretches of sand.

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